Assistive Technology and the IEP - Tips for Parents

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public schools must provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities. To do so, schools are required to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that identify the child’s educational goals and needs, including the need for accommodations and/or assistive technology (AT) devices and services. This fact sheet gives tips on the basic steps parents can take to ensure an appropriate educational experience for their child.